Designlife Award Gala

Introducing our 2018 NC State Foundation Designlife Award Recipient: Frank Harmon, FAIA!

NC State Foundation Designlife Award Gala – Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6pm at the Angus Barn Pavilion

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Frank Harmon is a teacher, architect and citizen. Frank possesses the sophistication of London and New York with the elegance and charm of a true Southern gentleman. His national and regional award-winning designs reflect this same combination, as his architecture incorporates stunning modern design informed by sustainable and vernacular values. In the academic studio, in his professional life, and in his community, Frank has dedicated himself to promoting the importance of thoughtful design, of knitting buildings into their Native Places and inspiring those around him to see the beauty and impact architecture can have in our daily lives. Please join us to celebrate Frank Harmon’s outstanding legacy of design influence.

Read more about the Designlife Award

Sponsor the Gala, a table, or make a donation to the NC State Foundation Designlife Fund: PDF Pledge Form | Pledge Online

View the list of 2018 Gala Sponsors | Download the 2018 Gala Invitation

Visit the College of Design’s flickr account for images from previous Designlife Award Galas!

Designlife Awards
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Previous Designlife Award Recipients

2017 – Marvin Malecha
2016 – Charman Driver + Frank Thompson
2015 – Steve Schuster
2014 – Mitchell Silver
2013 – Clancy & Theys
2012 – Philip Freelon
2011 – William Ivey Long

2010 – Greg Hatem
2009 – Tom Darden
2008 – Jim Goodmon
2007 – Ann Goodnight
2006 – Lawrence Wheeler
2005 – Gail Lindsey*
2004 – Richard Curtis

2003 - Myrick Howard
2002 - Thomas Sayre
2001 - Betty Ray McCain
2000 - Mary Ann* and Samuel Scherr*
1999 - Harvey Gantt
1998 - George Matsumoto and Duncan Stuart*

* denotes deceased

Designlife Gala sponsorships will go to support the Designlife Fund within the NC State University Foundation.